2020

National Council on Election Integrity encouraged by unprecedented early voting, says all methods of voting are safe and secure

As early voting in the 2020 election continues to set new records, the National Council on Election Integrity — a bipartisan group of more than 40 government, political, and civic leaders — issued the following statement:  “It is extremely heartening that more than 40 million people have already cast their ballots and that the country appears to be on pace to

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Bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity expands ad buy reassuring Americans about safety and security of 2020 election

The National Council on Election Integrity — a bipartisan group of more than 40 government, political, and civic leaders brought together by crosspartisan political reform group Issue One — today announced it will spend another $500,000 on TV and digital ads ahead of Election Day. “This new ad buy elevates the critical message that every vote will be counted in

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National Council on Election Integrity urges Pennsylvania governor and legislature to adopt plan to allow absentee ballots to be processed prior to Election Day

The National Council on Election Integrity — a bipartisan group of more than 40 former government, political, and civic leaders, including former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge — today issued the following statement urging the Pennsylvania legislature and Gov. Tom Wolf to adopt a bipartisan, commonsense plan to allow election officials in Pennsylvania to begin processing ballots prior to Election Day:

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New bipartisan council formed to defend election integrity launches $20 million public education campaign to count every vote

A bipartisan group of more than 40 former elected officials, former Cabinet secretaries, retired military officials, and civic leaders called the National Council on Election Integrity has formed to defend the legitimacy of our elections and ensure that every American’s vote is counted in 2020, Issue One announced today. The National Council on Election Integrity — which includes individuals who

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Issue One praises new bipartisan proposal to bring transparency to foreign-backed social media content

Today, Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and John Katko (R-NY) introduced H.R. 8464, the bipartisan Foreign Agent Disclaimer Enhancement (FADE) Act. The bill would require political social media content to include disclaimers if it’s produced or transmitted by foreign adversaries or their agents. In response, Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee issued the following statement: “Year after year, national security experts

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9 key numbers to know about the money in the 2020 presidential race

Big money is flowing in the 2020 presidential race, even amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to an Issue One analysis of new campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Sunday.  Here are some of the key numbers to know from these new filings, which detail the money presidential candidates — and their allies — raised and spent in

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President Trump must cease his attacks on the post office and our election process

Today, President Trump explicitly stated that cuts to the United States Postal Service (USPS) were an effort to curb mail-in voting. In response, Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee released the following statement: “President Trump must end his war on the United States Postal Service and our democratic institutions. A vibrant and fully operational postal service is critical to our

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Stop playing politics and fund safe and secure elections

As coronavirus stimulus negotiations appear to have reached an impasse in Congress, Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee released the following statement:  “House Republicans have called for additional federal funding for safe and secure elections. Senate Rules Committee Chairman Roy Blunt has called for additional emergency federal funding. Election officials across the country have called for additional federal funding. It’s

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Issue One calls on Congress to protect elections, restore the Voting Rights Act

The Voting Rights Act (VRA), one of the most significant and successful pieces of civil rights legislation ever passed in the United States, was signed into law 55 years ago today. In response, Issue One ReFormers Caucus Co-chairs Amb. Tim Roemer (D-IN) and Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN), who both served for many years with the late Rep. John Lewis (D-GA),

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